A Wine Trip to Calais – Booze Cruise!

Stocking up on wine for a party or a wedding…or just because?  A wine trip to Calais is definitely worth doing if you are purchasing a significant amount.  Dan and I are getting ready for our wedding at the end of August and with 200 guests we’re going to need a lot of wine! Having…

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Valentine’s Day, you either love it or you hate it!  To some people it’s the chance to show that special person in your life how much they mean to you.  To others it’s an overly sentimental day designed by Greetings Card Companies to make some money.  I’m definitely in the first camp.  While I believe…

Christmas Gift Guide for Wine & Spirit Lovers 2018

When I’m not eating and exploring, my other passion is wine.  In fact, I’m happiest when I can combine all three so I love visits to vineyards, wine tastings and trying amazing food and wine abroad.  It’s definitely not a cheap hobby though so gifts are very much appreciated.  I love receiving presents of delicious…

Mulled Wine – Refined Sugar Free

At this time of year when there’s a chill in the air you need something warming and what better than a glass of hot, Mulled Wine.  Unfortunately every version I’ve ever seen is full of sugar so if I want it, it’s up to me to make my own!  And luckily this recipe is so…

Moules Marinières – Mussels in Garlic & White Wine

Last week I shared with you my Recipe for Gratinated Razor Clams with Chorizo & Parmesan which was the starter dish for my anniversary meal with Dan.  We followed it up with these delicious Moules Marinières as the  main course.  A complete seafood feast! We’ve just discovered a wonderful new seafood supplier near us and…

Dinner at the Admiral Codrington, Chelsea, London

Last night we were treated to dinner at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea (or The Cod as it’s affectionately known).  I’ve been to this gastro pub a few times before but only to drink, never for dinner.  They have a cute little terrace to the side of the main building which is perfect for sunny…

Lausanne for Foodies – From Fondue to Fine Dining in Switzerland

Recently I was invited to Switzerland for the weekend to eat, drink and be merry.  I was on a tour of Lausanne for Foodies and I loved every bite!  Lausanne is a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman as it’s actually called), in Switzerland.   Getting to Lausanne Lausanne is about…

Talli Joe – Covent Garden, London, UK

Talli Joe makes the claim on its website that it is voted the Best Indian Restaurant in London.  In a city with literally hundreds if not thousands of Indian restaurants, this is a steep claim to make so it was time to put it to the test.  We were invited along one evening to try…

Cicchetti Covent Garden – London, UK

Cicchetti Covent Garden was the destination for dinner tonight.  We’d been invited to review their menu and we were very excited.  I’d checked it out online at lunch and had been starving ever since!  Everything sounded so so appealing.  The concept at Cicchetti Covent Garden is small plates to share, a kind of Italian Tapas,…

Dinner at PerBacco – Parsons Green, London

After our fabulous Bottomless Brunch at PerBacco Stefano invited us back to try his dinner menu.  They have recently redesigned the menu and it now has a lighter Spring feel for the warmer weather.  It’s a small menu focusing on fantastic produce with a few specials that change weekly.   We were excited for Dinner at…

Iberica Restaurant – Marylebone, London

Today I’d been invited to try the menu at Iberica Restaurant.  Normally I take Dan to these things but today I’d chosen to take my mum because she’s a big tapas sceptic!  She’s only had tapas a few times before but she’s never really been impressed.  The first time was at a UK high street…

Dead Dolls House – Islington, London

Tonight we’d been invited to the The Dead Dolls House in Islington, London!  The name conjures up all sorts of imagery so we were intrigued to find out what was in store for us. I’m not sure what I was expecting, maybe a house of horrors but it was a lot less intimidating than I…